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    PSX/SAT/N64 era JRPG NPD sales

    So a very interesting thread on NeoGaf got necrobumped that was 8-10 years old and I find the information super neat and I think some of you will find it relevant too. I know most hate neogaf, but this is good info. Someone compiled NPD results for JRPGs from this era. Some are missing a few minor months worth and some were still selling, so it is not 100% accurate, but it gives a pretty good ballpark. I knew some of the WD sales number like SSSC, but some of the others I had no clue about. Thread is here.
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    Final - it's done selling and these are the Life-time total
    Missing some minor mos. - usually missing Feb/Mar '02 and/or some mos. in 2003 but not a big deal since little was selling by then.
    LTD - still selling - life-to-date and still selling this year; not final.
    Accuracy:
    Projected - means the nos. have since bin revised since my data was compiled thus I revised them as close as I could to the newer data (but still may be off by a few hundred or a thousand. I used the same method for the 16-bit RPG sales).
    Actual - means these are the exact NPD raw newer/revised sales and have no need for adjusting.
    PSX NPD+ Comments Accuracy
    Alundra 103,909 Final Projected
    Alundra II 123,001 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Arc the Lad Collection 60,965 LTD - still selling Actual
    Azure Dreams 60,752 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Beyond the Beyond 91,167 Final Projected
    Breath of Fire III 230,413 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Breath of Fire IV 102,331 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Brigandine: Legend of Forsena 41,649 Final Projected
    Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2 35,979 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Chrono Cross 606,900 LTD - still selling Actual
    Dragon Warrior VII 181,833 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Dragon Valor 33,372 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Final Fantasy Anthology 480,873 LTD - still selling Actual
    Final Fantasy Chronicles 375,384 LTD - still selling Actual
    Final Fantasy IX 1,455,046 LTD - still selling Actual
    Final Fantasy Origins 272,369 Missing 2nd & 3rd mos. Actual
    Final Fantasy Tactics 899,223 LTD - still selling Actual
    Final Fantasy VII 2,729,882 LTD - still selling Actual
    Final Fantasy VIII 2,061,689 LTD - still selling Actual
    Front Mission III 87,845 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Grandia 114,116 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Granstream Saga 64,433 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Guardian's Crusade 55,931 Final Projected
    Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth 33,307 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Jade Cocoon 121,530 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Kartia: The World of Fate 40,568 Final Projected
    Koudelka 40,764 Final Actual
    Legend of Dragoon 940,992 LTD - still selling Actual
    Legend of Legaia 300,628 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Legend of Mana 154,524 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete 222,090 Final Actual
    Lunar II: Eternal Blue Complete 162,105 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Ogre Battle Limited 47,655 Final Projected
    Parasite Eve 774,082 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Parasite Eve II 265,586 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Persona: Revelations 36,229 Final (found under Revelations) Projected
    Persona II: Eternal Punishment 23,558 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure 20,818 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    SaGa Frontier 124,272 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    SaGa Frontier II 86,412 LTD - still selling Projected
    Saiyuki: Journey West 23,215 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Shadow Madness 81,821 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Star Ocean: The Second Story 232,541 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Suikoden 169,804 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Suikoden II 123,360 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Tactics Ogre 16,940 Final Projected
    Tales of Destiny 70,813 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Tales of Destiny II 55,933 Final Actual
    Thousand Arms 53,386 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Threads of Fate 102,778 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Vagrant Story 222,764 LTD - still selling Actual
    Valkyrie Profile 61,039 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Vandal Hearts 111,028 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Vandal Hearts II 47,007 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Vanguard Bandits 32,011 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Wild Arms 210,711 Final Projected
    Wild Arms II 148,831 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Xenogears 245,375 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    SAT
    Albert Odyssey 25,686 Final Projected
    Dark Savior 28,539 Final Projected
    Dragon Force 37,561 Final Projected
    Guardian Heroes 35,084 Final Projected
    Legends of Oasis 23,877 Final Projected
    Magic Knight Rayearth 12,546 Final Projected
    Mystaria: The Realms of Lore 16,065 Final Projected
    Panzer Dragoon Saga 17,722 Final Projected
    Shining Force III Scenario 1 21,101 Final Projected
    Shining the Holy Ark 26,413 Final Projected
    Shining Wisdom 15,796 Final Projected
    N64
    Hybrid Heaven 131,070 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 1,632,942 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3,665,899 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Ogre Battle 64 76,529 Missing some minor mos. Projected
    Paper Mario 513,007 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Pokemon Stadium 2,504,145 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Pokemon Stadium II 875,631 Missing some minor mos. Actual
    Quest 64 332,831 Missing some minor mos. Projected
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    Neat to see some numbers. lol @ Saturn sales
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    I'm surprised the Lunar remakes sold more than the first two Suikoden games, considering more people remember the latter.

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    Oh Parasite Eve II... you underrated gem you... not that it sold SUPER terribly, but...

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    So panzer dragoon saga is 17k and not the estimated 30k print run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by storino03 View Post
    So panzer dragoon saga is 17k and not the estimated 30k print run?
    Yeah. This list is interesting but I don't think that it's accurate at all, based upon collection stats and copies available on the market (per our recent threads on the subject). There is a lot of variance in the Saturn ratios compared to what seems to currently exist.

    PDS does look like a 30k run if some of the other games have accurate numbers. There clearly exist at least as many as Guradian Heroes and Dragon Force, and Shining the Holy Ark clearly seems to be less common though in lower demand. No way in hell that there are more Mystaria / Blazing Heroes copies out there vs PDS. I'm confident that Mystaria is less common than MKR.

    Furthermore, I am pretty confident that a second run of PDS made it to store cases in the end. There are countless posts out there that indicate that people saw several copies on store shelves, long after release and even into the era of the Dreamcast. I personally observed this.

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